View Full Version : How to assemble a Scout...

12-03-2009, 09:56 PM
this is a thread that Scout enthusiasts may enjoy. Scoutparts.com is doing a promotion where they're web casting the assembly if a 1964 Scout Red Carpet. This is a similar body style to the 800B that I used to have, kind of like an early Bronco. To see some "before" pictures of the truck, click here: http://scoutparts.com/gallery/ it's the one on top, not the red pickup on the bottom.

here is the live video feed: http://www.scoutparts.com/scoutcam.php or you can just go to http://www.scoutparts.com and click on the "Red Carpet Scout 80 Rebuild" banner.

The email I got says they're going to start at 11:00 tomorrow and end at 6:00.. so we'll have to tune in tomorrow to monitor progress.

until then I'll just think about the one I had last year.. :D :beer: :bowdown:

12-03-2009, 10:34 PM
Yeah Scouts!!!!!!


12-03-2009, 10:49 PM
Now this is a scout

12-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Starts in 3 minutes...

My buddie's Scout II "Doris":


12-04-2009, 12:09 PM

12-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Not a whole lot appears to be happening on the build so far. The guy with the beard appears to be in charge, as the other guys all come and go and seem to be handing him little bits when they return...

Hopefully they got something on when I get back from lunch.

12-04-2009, 05:14 PM
I was wondering what happened to that Scout with the burned up wire. Did it sell with the house, like you got it originally?

12-04-2009, 05:16 PM
Did you see this? At the bottom of the video feed right now and has been for awhile...

"Ugh! We took off the head and found water in cylinder one! While those guys inspect it further, we're keeping busy installing the brakes."

Aren't they supposed to be putting the thing back together, not taking it apart? :hill:

12-04-2009, 05:42 PM
skinny Jeff Z.- At first I was going to keep it but later on in the contract I had to toss it in with the deal on the house, to quell some of their inspection objections.. :rant: Was no where near how I found it though, substantially better! I'm sure it receive no attention all summer, and started right up first snowfall.

not quite as skinny Jeff Z.- yeah I thought the same thing.. plus it sure looks like they're taking their sweet time with that thing, doesn't it? Would be cooler if the video had sound too, IMO.

12-04-2009, 06:08 PM
So which Jeff Z is skinny?

12-04-2009, 06:57 PM
So which Jeff Z is skinny?

Certainly not me :hill:

01-14-2010, 11:57 PM
Ok so they've got the body back from the painter now, and will be fitting that to the frame tomorrow. Looks like some progress is being made, if you care to tune in http://scoutparts.com/scoutcam.php

01-15-2010, 03:13 PM
Hey they got the body on.. starting to look like a sweet old Scout now. minus the rust :)

01-15-2010, 10:00 PM
We went for a drive on Sunday and went past your old place - looks like your old Scout up there

01-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Tim, you moved from the house in the hills?

Crikey - I miss a lot not coming to the meetings (and trail runs)!!!

02-19-2010, 12:03 PM
Hey they're doing the final touches today... http://scoutparts.com/scoutcam.php

edit: so pretty... :)

02-19-2010, 05:28 PM
Helps to have a lot of help :thumb:
Mounting the body on the frame: